Jury reaches verdict for man charged in Texas attack

Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of an Arizona man charged with plotting an attack at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas.

The verdict is scheduled to be read at 1 p.m. Thursday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix.

Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem is accused of hosting two friends at his home to discuss plans for the May 3 attack in Garland, Texas. He’s also charged with providing support to the Islamic State terrorist group.

Investigators say the 44-year-old moving company owner provided the guns used in the attack and went target shooting with two friends who were later killed in a police shootout outside the contest.

Kareem vehemently denies the allegations.

Jurors heard closing arguments last Friday before getting the case.

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